Cycling fans are among the most stressed, study finds

Study confirms what we already know: being a cycling fan can be stressful

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Whether it’s cheering on Sepp Kuss to keep the red jersey of La Vuelta each week or waking up at the crack of dawn to witness the incredible sprint finishes of the Tour de France, cycling fans are not only devoted, they are among the most stressed-out sports fans, according to a new study by The Grueling Truth

The October 2023 study surveyed 1,249 United States-based sports fans and asked them about their favorite sports, stress levels during various activities, and how they manage stress while watching key sporting events. Sixty percent of respondents were male, 39% were female, and 1% identified as non-binary, with the average age of respondents being 43.8 years old. 

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